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Vol:9 Issue:3 Number:10 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #12180
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Reduction in C. acnes culture rate with the addition 3% hydrogen peroxide in shoulder arthroscopy

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OrthoEvidence. Reduction in C. acnes culture rate with the addition 3% hydrogen peroxide in shoulder arthroscopy. ACE Report. 2020;9(3):10. Available from:

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Addition of 3% hydrogen peroxide to standard skin preparation reduces Cutibacterium acnes-positive culture rate in shoulder surgery: a prospective randomized controlled trial.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Feb;29(2):212-216.

Contributing Authors: JustinD Stull JD Stull TA Nicholson ThemaA Nicholson DanielE Davis DE Davis S Namdari Surena Namdari

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One hundred and forty patients scheduled for a shoulder arthroscopy procedure receiving standard pre-operative sterile skin preparation were randomized to receive either additional sterile preparation with 3% hydrogen-peroxide soaked gauzes or no additional sterile preparation. The outcome of interest was the incidence of positive Cutibacterium acnes (C. acnes) cultures. Results of the study found...

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